boardroom, chair, chairman, board, ftse 100

28 November, 2019

A manifesto for UK leadership on corporate governance

In October, MPs and peers voted in favour of an early general election in the UK, bringing to an end a Parliamentary session defined by Brexit but also characterised by the neglect of important busine...
business purpose, purpose and profits

27 November, 2019

British Academy issues principles to ‘put purpose at the heart of business’

Anglian Water this year changed its articles of association, or constitution, to recognise that its business purpose went beyond profits and benefits for shareholders to include long-term value for cu...
John McDonnell, Labour shadow chancellor

20 November, 2019

Labour announces plans for UK corporate governance reforms

The UK’s general election campaign turned its focus on corporate governance this week, as the Labour Party announced its proposals for reform. Shadow chancellor John McDonnell gave a speech listi...
active investors

7 October, 2019

Active investors bring about better governance, academics confirm

Active investors are piling the pressure on boards and companies to change their ways or improve their governance, but the effects of all that engagement are notoriously difficult to measure. With the...
people, crowd, workers, employees

3 October, 2019

FRC citizens’ juries reveal public views on corporate governance

Commentators often make great claims for what the public thinks about complex issues like audit, corporate reporting and governance. But rarely are the public’s thought processes put to the test—u...
10 Downing Street

10 September, 2019

Governance on the political agenda as general election looms

An election before Christmas is almost certain. Brexit will undoubtedly dominate the campaigning and the policy agenda, but there is a chance other policy topics will make an appearance, at least in p...
Jamie Dimon

20 August, 2019

US business leaders pledge to ‘redefine corporate purpose’

It’s been a long running debate in recent years but now a group of heavyweight business leaders in the US have chosen a side. Business Roundtable, a body whose members include Julie Sweet, chief exe...
EU flag, European Union, EU, shareholder rights directive

12 June, 2019

Revised EU Shareholder Rights Directive puts engagement in the spotlight

This is a big week for governance, asset managers and pension fund trustees, with the EU’s revised
Louis Vuitton sign, LVMH

30 May, 2019

Asset manager urges separation of chair and CEO roles

A major investment manager has called for companies to separate the roles of CEO and chair, and improve remuneration disclosure, after surveying the top companies across Europe.
Sir Angus Deaton

15 May, 2019

Governance and executive pay at heart of IFS Deaton inequalities review

The launch of a review exploring social inequalities in the UK has raised the issue of "weak governance" and executive pay deals that may be contributing to "deepening social and economic divides". ...